Our 108th issue of Gems brings with some of the exciting updates in the field of diabetes care. The U.S. FDA has approved Novo Nordisk’s fast-acting insulin Fiasp to treat diabetes. With its many improved features over conventional fast-acting insulins, Fiasp more closely resembles the natural physiological insulin response to meals.

The opening article in the current Gems issue is regarding a clinical trial that has revealed the benefits of a fully automated Artificial Pancreas system in improving glycemic control and lessening the hypoglycemic events in T1D adolescents during prolonged intensive winter sports activities, despite the added challenges of cold and altitude.

Other articles that find place in this issue include- Follow-up results from the LEADER trial revealing the benefits of liraglutide (Victoza) in preventing kidney disease in type 2 diabetes patients, A sex-specific study from Aarhus University in Denmark that points out the risk of a man developing diabetes if his spouse is obese, Latest evidences that point towards the association between high sodium intake and increased risk of developing type 2 diabetes, and Latest research from the Duke-NUS Medical School in Singapore indicating that a person's risk of diabetes gets increased by high consumption of red meat and poultry.

Our regular updates- Gems picture of the month, Recipe of the month, JDC updates and Drug updates continue.

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Artificial Pancreas and Outdoor Exercises in Kids
A randomized controlled trial shows light on how closed-loop control (CLC) systems (Artificial Pancreas) in T1D adolescents offers better glycemic control during long winter sports activities at high altitudes.........READ MORE

Victoza Prevents kidney Disease in Diabetes
In the placebo-controlled, randomized LEADER trial, treatment with liraglutide (Victoza) lowered the incidence of adverse cardiovascular (CV) outcomes in 9340 patients with longstanding type 2 diabetes, most of whom had known CV disease at baseline (NEJM JW Gen Med Jul 15 2016 and N Engl J Med 2016; 375:311).........READ MORE

Obese Wives Also can be a Reason for Diabetes, Experts say
The first ever sex-specific study in Aarhus University in Denmark , which investigated the effect of spousal obesity shows that men are more likely to develop diabetes if their wife is obese, but women living with overweight men are not at greater risk.........READ MORE

Food High in Salt Content Could Increase Diabetes risk
A metabolic condition called latent autoimmune diabetes in adults (LADA), which appears later in adulthood is often misdiagnosed as type 2 diabetes.........READ MORE

Gems Picture of the Month
Jothydev’s Diabetes Research Centre (JDC) is a leader in technologies in diabetes care with patients coming from all over the world for deployment of advanced insulin pumps and Artificial Pancreas.........READ MORE

High Meat Intake and Diabetes Risk
A person's risk of diabetes is increased by high consumption of red meat and poultry a Singaporean population study published in the American Journal of Epidemiology has confirmed .........READ MORE

Drug Updates
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved Novo Nordisk’s fast-acting insulin to treat diabetes. The product, named as Fiasp........READ MORE

Recipe of the Month
1.Heat the oil in a non stick kadhai on a high flame, add the spring onion whites and sauté for 2 minutes, while stirring continuously.........READ MORE

JDC Updates
1.GLP1 Update CME for Doctors.
2.Diabetes Awareness Camp at Punnakkamugal, Trivandrum........READ MORE

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 Chief Editor
Dr. Jothydev Kesavadev
 Managing Editor Sunitha Jothydev
 Scientific Editor  Gopika Krishnan (Research Head, JDC Centres)
 Sub Editor Dr. Arun Shankar
 Editor Neethu Annie Simon (Unit head, JDC2, Kochi)

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